What is an electric strike?

Electric Strike

An electric strike lock is an access control device used for doors. It replaces the fixed strike faceplate often used with a keeper.). Like a fixed strike plate, it usually presents a ramped or beveled surface to the locking latch allowing the door to close and latch just like a limited electric door strike would. After the door is opening past the keeper, the keeper returns to its standard position and re-locks when power is removed or applied, depending upon the strike’s configuration. 

The configurations of the electric strike are: 

Fail-secure: In this configuration, the strike would remain locked in a power failure but typically can still use the mechanical lock to open the door from the inside for egress from the safe side.

Fail-safe: If there is a power failure, the door strike opens merely by being pushed or pulled.

Hold-open: the Hold-open function ease usage because the powering of the door strike and the opening of the strike do not need to be precisely synchronized.

Sometimes electric strike lock has buzzers that allow someone outside the electric door strike to listen when the door is opening. The alternating current creates this noise.

It’s necessary to consider many things if you want to buy an electric strike lock. However, in some cases, it’s an excellent option to choose a magnetic lock

Electric strike locks work by replacing the standard strike with an energized door strike in which one side is cut out and replaced with a hinged piece of metal. When activated, the part of the metal swings like a saloon electric door strike and opens the entrance. 

Electric strike locks remain locked from the outside at all times. With this type of lock, the door closes behind you and automatically fastens in a locked position.


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